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Assistant Manager




Lawn Road, Southampton SO17

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£21,000 to 24,000 depending on experience


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

We currently have an Assistant Manager opportunity within Lawn Road, a Southampton based home for young people.

Lawn House is a specialist home which offers a bridging service to independence which is attached to Priory Lyndhurst Education services. The age range of the young people within Lawn House is 16 - 25 and they have complex needs, some of whom may also be on the autistic spectrum.  All of the roles require passion and enthusiasm, excellent communications skills, high levels of self-motivation and the necessary drive and commitment to support our young people to achieve. In return we offer highly competitive packages, professional support and training opportunities to progress in a hard working, thriving environment.

Our young people need something special.

Your commitment and care.

As an Assistant Manager, you will be responsible for helping the Registered Manager run the home,  providing day to day care for our Young People, supporting them in activities, education and statutory meetings relating to their time in residential care. Working as a team you will ensure the home is kept to a good standard in all aspects of house-keeping.

Experience of working in a Residential Childcare setting or working with young people with challenging behaviour is an advantage. We welcome applications from those with no experience but who are willing to train.  All staff undertake relevant training leading to a nationally recognised Care Certificate.  In addition to this as an Assistant Manager you would be enrolled onto your level 5 diploma in leadership and management after the successful completion of the probation period.

You need to have held a driving license for at least three years and have no more than six points.

To start as soon as possible.

  • 3 week rolling shift pattern
  • Average of 37.5 hours per week, including evening and weekend working (1 in 3 weekends off)
  • Assistant Managers are expected to do sleep in’s to cover annual leave and sickness etc.  The sleep-in allowance is £35.00.
  • 33 days annual leave, company pension scheme plus a great benefits package
  • Comprehensive Training Package including scheduled ongoing face to face training and CPD planning
  • Funded Level 3 QCF Qualification included as part of role
  • Plenty of opportunities to maximise earnings and career development
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.


About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.



Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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